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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown has announced the addition of Danay Fothergill to the Lady Bisons. Fothergill, a transfer from Western Kentucky, will be eligible after exams next fall due to NCAA transfer rules.
“We are very excited to welcome Danay to the Lipscomb family,” head coach Greg Brown said. “She comes from a championship background and we are excited for what she can bring to the team.
“Not only academically, but spiritually and athletically, she can help with the culture we are creating within our program, both on and off the basketball court.”
Fothergill, who will be of sophomore status next season, ranked third in 3-point field goal percentage in the Sun Belt Conference last season, making 35.6 percent of her treys. She hit a career-high six threes in the Sun Belt Tournament for 18 points in WKU’s victory over Middle Tennessee.
“I was looking for a place to not only be successful on the basketball court but to grow in other areas of my life,” Fothergill said. “Lipscomb gave me the opportunity to be surrounded by wonderful loving people and to be in a community that is going to care for me.
“Also, Lipscomb is a place where I can grow spiritually as well, which is important in my life. Christian leadership is important, and that is what I am going to get with coach Brown and the rest of the coaches. I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that Lipscomb will provide.”
Fothergill was named to the 2011 Kentucky All-Star team after averaging 22.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.9 steals per game during her senior campaign at Southwestern High School. She ranked 11th in the state of Kentucky in scoring as a senior and tied for seventh with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game.
“She chose Lipscomb because of the Christian environment, because of the overall coaching staff and because it was a perfect fit,” Kentucky Premier AAU coach David Tapley said. “I have no doubt that she will excel at Lipscomb with coach Brown and his staff. I look forward to watching her play in the future.”
As a scoring threat, Fothergill scored 2,478 points in high school, setting her school record for points scored in a career during her junior season.
A two-time all-state honor in basketball, she also picked up all-state honors in soccer and lettered in track.